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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

MY LATEST ON FORBES.COM: MEDICINE'S CULTURE OF QUALITY

No other profession can match the educational rigor and continuing education requirements of medicine. Physicians, dedicated to each patient encounter, live deep in a culture of quality. So why does the federal government insist on finding so many new ways of measuring and imposing its own version of health care quality? That’s the gist of the argument Physicians Foundation CEO Tim Norbeck and I make in our latest Forbes.com blog post. “No other nation in the world comes close to having the enormity of bureaucratic medical infrastructure that exists in the U.S. today,” we wrote. “Just adding layer upon layer of administrative burden to an already oppressive system is not the answer to ensuring quality.”

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